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Korn/Ferry to buy Lominger Limited

Korn/Ferry to buy Lominger Limited

Korn/Ferry International has agreed to buy Lominger Limited Inc. for $24 million, the company said Tuesday.

Lominger is one of the largest providers of leadership development tools for individuals, teams and organizations. Under the agreement, Korn/Ferry will purchase 100 percent of Lominger Limited Inc., Lominger Consulting and Lominger Intellectual Property.

Minneapolis, Minn.-based Lominger will become a wholly-owned subsidary of Korn/Ferry and part of the company's Leadership Development Solutions business. The company will be known as Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry Company and co-founder and CEO of Lominger Robert W. Eichinger has agreed to join Korn/Ferry as President of Lominger, while co-founder Michael M. Lombardo will stay on as a senior research fellow.

Los Angeles-based Korn/Ferry (NYSE: KFY) is a global provider of talent management solutions.

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Nosal Partners appointed Karen Guiden head of global research

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Karen Guiden

Nosal Partners, a San Francisco executive leadership firm, appointed Karen Guiden head of global research.

Guiden was a consultant at the Waterman Group. Before that, she held research and administrative positions at Highland Partners, PeopleSoft and Korn/Ferry International

Nosal Partners Opens Houston Office

Nosal Partners Opens Houston Office
5/9/2006

Location: North America

Nosal Partners LLC, the executive leadership solutions firm, has announced the opening of its new office in Houston, Texas, as part of the company’s global roll-out. Nosal offers clients retained executive search fully-integrated with executive development and interim executive solutions.

Mark Rybarczyk will serve as Managing Partner for the firm’s Houston office and lead Nosal Partners’ Global Human Resources Practice. Mr. Rybarczyk is a human resources expert with 20 years of multi-functional executive recruiting experience in both domestic as well as international markets. He has extensive experience in the financial services and energy industries.

“The evolution of the local economy has created demand for a broader set of executive leadership skills than ever before,” said Mr. Rybarczyk. “In recent years, Houston’s business economy has diversified from its energy foundation into areas such as advanced technology, medical research, health care delivery, professional services, and transportation. There is a great local demand not only for top-flight executive talent, but also for executive development support to help newly-placed leaders and hiring organizations be successful together.”

“Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and the largest in the entire South and Southwest. It is a major commercial, financial, and industrial center. We are excited about bringing our expertise to the region and having Mr. Rybarczyk guide our efforts in this important market,” said David Nosal, Chief Executive Officer of Nosal Partners.

Prior to joining Nosal Partners, Mr. Rybarczyk was one of the founders and a corporate officer of BISYS Group, Inc., which grew from a pre-IPO start-up to a multi-billion dollar NYSE financial services company during his tenure. As an executive vice president at BISYS, he held numerous leadership roles and managed all human resource issues related to more than 60 acquisition, divestiture and business off-shoring initiatives.

Nosal Partners LLC is headquartered in San Francisco, with capabilities around the globe. In addition to its San Francisco headquarters, Nosal Partners now has offices in Seattle, the Silicon Valley, and Miami, Chicago and Minneapolis The company delivers flexible, customized executive search, executive development, and interim executive leadership solutions to a worldwide clientele.
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AESC Accepts 6 New Members

AESC Accepts 6 New Members

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has announced the acceptance of six retained executive search firms into membership. Following extensive reference checks, a site visit and a vote by the AESC Regional Councils and Board, the following firms were approved to join the elite AESC community of top-tier search firms: Cornell International (Saddlebrook, NJ, USA); The Curzon Partnership LLP (London, UK); Devine Capital Partners (Redwood City, CA, USA); Garth Heron Search and Consultancy (Edinburgh, UK); MSA Executive Search (Kansas City, MO, USA) and Stanton Chase International (60 offices in 40 countries).

Cornell International was founded in 1993 by Alan Guarino. The firm is currently owned by the Adecco Group, North America. Their executive search practice focuses on Financial Services, Technology, Software, Life Sciences, Finance/Accounting and Early Stage Business Leadership.

Established in 1996 by four founding partners from large international search firms, The Curzon Partnership LLP is a generalist tier one boutique firm with areas of particular specialism including Energy; Infrastructure; Professional Services; Tax and Treasury; Healthcare; and Technology.

Rick Devine founded Devine Capital Partners in 2001. The firm serves the high technology industry in the US, conducting searches for members of BOD, CEO and Functional Reports to the CEO, with private and public companies.

Garth Heron Search and Consultancy was founded in 1995 by Garth Heron and has been regarded since then as one of Scotland’s main executive search organisations. The practice covers all business sectors, mainly in Scotland and England, with a blue chip client base and an outstanding reputation for delivery and service.

MSA Executive Search was founded in 1984 and was acquired in 2001 by Clark Consulting, as part of its Healthcare Division. Their national practice focuses on healthcare. In addition to Executive Search, they do Leadership Continuity/Succession Planning and Executive Assessment.

Stanton Chase International was founded in 1991, and today has over 60 offices in 40 countries. The industries served include Industrial; Natural Resources & Energy; Professional Services; Government, Education & Non-Profit; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Financial Services; Technology; and Consumer Products and Services.


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Korn/Ferry International Announces 2006 Global Promotions

Korn/Ferry International Announces 2006 Global Promotions
5/9/2006

Location: North America, South America, Other Europe, Austra

Korn/Ferry International has announced that eight employees have been promoted to Senior Client Partner and 13 have been promoted to Client Partner, all effective May 1, 2006. The promoted individuals are based in Korn/Ferry’s offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

Paul C. Reilly, Chairman and CEO of Korn/Ferry, says: “It gives me great pleasure to recognize Korn/Ferry’s promotion class of 2006, and thank these top performers for their tireless commitment to their clients, to the firm and to our evolving talent management approach.”

Senior Client Partner Promotions :

  • George Atkinson – Chicago
  • David Barnes – Princeton
  • Tetsuo Hossho – Tokyo
  • Aurora Leal – Monterrey
  • Mary Moriarty – Boston
  • Patricia Muise – Los Angeles
  • Larry Ormsby – San Francisco
  • German Vidal – Buenos Aires
Client Partner Promotions :

  • Petra Augustin – Zurich
  • Monica Burton – New York
  • Jenny Chung – Hong Kong
  • Will de Quetteville – London
  • Dominique Decarie – Montreal
  • Shilpa Gentela – Mumbai
  • Stewart Goldman – New York
  • Patrick Gray – Washington, DC
  • Shirley Kwong – Kuala Lumpur
  • Michael Mathis – Dallas
  • Michael O’Callaghan – Vancouver
  • Alex Richardson – Chicago
  • Dinah Song – Beijing
Korn/Ferry International has more than 70 offices in 40 countries, providing executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm partners with clients worldwide to deliver unparalleled senior-level search, management assessment, coaching and development, and recruitment outsourcing services.

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A.T. Kearney Executive Search Announces New Management Team

A.T. Kearney Executive Search Announces New Management Team
5/9/2006

Location: North America, South America, UK, Other Europe, Au

A.T. Kearney Executive Search has announced it has formed an executive committee to manage the newly independent company. The firm also announced it has established new offices in Moscow, Russia and Vienna, Austria. A.T. Kearney Executive Search was acquired in January by an investment group led by international search executive Ed Kelley.

Members of the executive committee and their areas of responsibility include:


Walt Ames: North Asia
Steve Fisher: North America
Richard Hutchinson: CFO
Ed Kelley: CEO
Ray Kelly: South Asia
Beth Knight: Western Europe
Paul Ray, Jr.: Specialty Practices, Key Accounts and Latin America
Georg Unger: Eastern Europe
The company has also formed a management advisory council comprising 15 executives from across all areas of the company who will advise the executive committee and board of directors.

Since the transaction, the company has acquired the entire operation of Management Solutions, a leading executive search firm in Moscow. The firm’s new Vienna office has already successfully established itself in the market by securing several high-profile search assignments. The two key professionals in the new Moscow office are Maxim Chouvaev and Sergei Serdioukov; the Vienna office is led by Georg Unger. The company also plans to continue pursuing additional acquisitions that fit its growth strategy.

“Our new independence, combined with our outstanding management team and our service-oriented, partnership culture, positions us well to offer our clients innovative leadership solutions,” stated Kelley. “We will continue to move our business forward in ways that deliver effective alternatives to current executive search options, offering a more personalized, solutions-oriented approach than is now available in the marketplace.”

Kelley is recognized internationally as a leader and visionary in the executive search industry. Kelley was educated in the United States and holds both British and U.S. citizenship. With more than 30 years of experience in the consulting and executive search industry, he worked for Korn/Ferry for 15 years, serving as head of its financial services practice in Europe and its UK operations, and later as president of its European operations and a member of the company’s board of directors. At Korn/Ferry, he was also responsible for managing the merger of Carre Orban & Partners/Paul Ray, at that time the largest merger in the search industry. In addition, he served as a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton, working in Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Kelley said A.T. Kearney Executive Search overall enjoyed significant growth in 2005, and that the upward momentum continues to build. “The fact that the company did so well in 2005 is noteworthy, particularly due to the changes it went through. We are confident that our vision of creating a fully-integrated, global alternative to current models – together with our strong management team – will be a tremendous asset for both current and future clients.”
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Terri Naughtin in Nosal Partners of San Francisco

Terri Naughtin in Nosal Partners of San Francisco

Nosal Partners of San Francisco, an executive leadership firm, appointed Terri Naughtin to senior partner and managing partner for the firm's Minneapolis office.

Naughtin served as executive vice president and managing director at DHR. Before that, she was managing director at Genoa Business Advisors and served at Andcor.

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European Expansion of Christian & Timbers Continues with Three Key Appointments

European Expansion of Christian & Timbers Continues with Three Key Appointments

19/04/2006 10:00:00

The European expansion of executive search firm Christian & Timbers continues with three key appointments to the London office.

Paul Aldrich joins the Global Financial Services Practice as a Partner. Paul was most recently with Global Sage, a Hong Kong based financial services boutique. Paul opened the London office and led the Fixed Income Capital Markets effort globally.

Linda Klemme joins as a Partner in the Global Financial Services Practice with a focus on global capital markets – particularly fixed income. Linda was most recently a Partner with Global Sage in London, a capital markets boutique recruiting firm.

Christopher Coe also joins as a Partner and Head of European Life Sciences Practice from Korn/Ferry International. He has an extensive track-record in healthcare and gained his initial experience with GD Searle in the pharmaceutical sector.

Commenting on the appointments, Deidre Kenny, Managing Partner, Christian & Timbers (London) says:

“We are delighted to welcome Paul, Linda and Chris to Christian & Timbers. Their specialist expertise in financial services and healthcare underpin the depth and breadth of talent now joining our European operation and is an excellent compliment to our U.S. capabilities.”

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Comm-Works names new CEO

Comm-Works names new CEO

Comm-Works Holdings has promoted President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder Alan Lampe to CEO, the company said Thursday.

The Plymouth-based company's board of directors elected Lampe to succeed Todd Eberhardt, who will remain a director for the company.

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Hewitt Associates opens HR outsourcing centre in Poland

Hewitt Associates opens HR outsourcing centre in Poland

The new centre will support Hewitt’s European clients and marks the first time that Hewitt will provide HR BPO services in Poland.

Hewitt Associates announced this week the opening of a new HR outsourcing centre in Krakow, Poland.

The Krakow centre represents an expansion of Hewitt's current activities in Poland. The company has operated an HR consulting office in Warsaw since 1996, which serves nearly 300 of Hewitt's global and European clients.

Approximately 300 Hewitt associates will work at the Krakow centre, providing customer service support to Hewitt's HR BPO clients in Europe. In addition, Hewitt will conduct pension administration and software development services from the new facility.

"Krakow fits perfectly into Hewitt's global HR BPO strategy," said Bryan Doyle, president of HR outsourcing for Hewitt. "With this Central European operation, we are extending our capabilities to support our growing portfolio of Europe-based clients, and offering a multilingual workforce."

With the opening of the Krakow centre, Hewitt will have 42 HR BPO service centres in 15 locations, including the United States, Brazil, India, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Hewitt Associates Chairman and CEO to Initiate Planned Trading Plan

Hewitt Associates Chairman and CEO to Initiate Planned Trading Plan

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2006--Hewitt Associates, Inc. (NYSE:HEW), a global human resources services company, today announced that Dale L. Gifford, chairman and chief executive officer, intends to enter into a prearranged plan to sell a portion of his holdings in Hewitt Associates, Inc. The objective of this plan is to facilitate the orderly sale of common stock for diversification and tax-planning purposes.

Under terms of the plan, which will be adopted in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b5-1, Gifford, directly and through a family partnership, will sell up to 100,000 shares of Hewitt stock over 12 months, beginning in May 2006. In addition, Gifford has indicated he intends to gift 25,000 shares to various charitable organizations. In total, these shares represent less than 12 percent of Gifford's holdings, including options and restricted stock.

Gifford's ownership interest in Hewitt is in excess of the Company's stock ownership guidelines, has continually increased over the years and, apart from these sales, would have again increased in 2006 as part of his ordinary compensation arrangements. Including shares of common stock, stock options and restricted stock, Gifford's total equity ownership in the Company today is 1,080,054 shares, which is a 10 percent increase over his total equity stake at the time of Hewitt's IPO in June, 2002.

Rule 10b5-1 permits the adoption of written, prearranged trading plans by insiders at times when they do not have material, non-public information. Using these plans, insiders can gradually diversify their investment portfolios and spread stock trades over an extended period of time to reduce potential market impact. Once a plan is established, the insider retains no discretion over sales under the plan, and the pre-planned trades can be executed through a broker without regard to any subsequent material non-public information that the insider may acquire.

Gifford's transactions under his Rule 10b5-1 plan will be publicly disclosed on Form 4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Hewitt Associates

With more than 60 years of experience, Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW) is the world's foremost provider of human resources outsourcing and consulting services. The company consults with more than 2,400 organizations and administers human resources, health care, payroll and retirement programs on behalf of more than 350 companies to millions of employees and retirees worldwide. Located in 35 countries, Hewitt employs approximately 22,000 associates. For more information, please visit www.hewitt.com

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Christian & Timbers First Executive Search Firm To Audit and Publish Placement Rate; Firm Announces 2005 Audited Placement Rate of 79%; Highlights the

Christian & Timbers First Executive Search Firm To Audit and Publish Placement Rate; Firm Announces 2005 Audited Placement Rate of 79%; Highlights the Need for Industry To Improve Performance and Transparency

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- March 2, 2006 -- Christian & Timbers, the executive search firm committed to performance, quality and results, today became the first firm to release an audited executive search placement rate. The firm announced a 79 percent placement rate for 2005. The CPA firm of Hausser + Taylor LLC audited the results. Christian & Timbers services multinational companies from the Fortune 500, NASDAQ, FTSE 100, CAC 40, and DAX.

The search industry has few published standards for success. Executive recruitment firms historically have not reported actual placement results, opting to discuss "completions" which present a higher success rate than placements. "Completions" include unsuccessful searches which were closed and moved off the books due to a variety of reasons, including client cancellation. As defined in Hausser + Taylor's report, a placement is "when the client has chosen a candidate who is placed in the role, whether from an outside hire or an internal promotion."

David Lord, founder of the Executive Search Information Exchange (www.davidlord.com), a research and discussion group for heads of executive recruiting from leading corporations, said, "It's been difficult until now to have an intelligent conversation about success rates in executive recruiting, because there's been no agreement on a definition of success. Christian & Timbers has taken a bold step toward having this conversation by defining success and measuring its work accordingly. More focus on measuring success will lead to better overall results."

Brian Sullivan, chairman and CEO noted, "Increased transparency is needed in our industry to empower clients to make informed decisions when choosing a search firm. Christian & Timbers is putting its commitment to performance, quality and results on the line beginning with these audited results. Clients initiate searches for one reason, to get the best possible executive to fill their needs. Hopefully, highlighting placement results will move the entire industry forward, which will increase the overall use of executive search as a strategic consulting service."

To continually improve performance and results takes the right appropriation of resources. Christian & Timbers allocates its resources toward producing search results. More than 50 percent of the fee from each search is allocated to the search execution team. According to Lord, "other leading firms typically pay their consultant 60% to win the search and 40% to execute. Therefore, it is more profitable to originate business than to make a placement."

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Eurex to name Andreas Preuss new CEO - report - Forbes.com

Eurex to name Andreas Preuss new CEO

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CORDA Names New CEO

CORDA Names New CEO

Salt Lake City, Utah-based CORDA Technologies has appointed a new President and CEO, the firm said this morning. The company has appointed John Purvis as President and CEO, with Corda founder and former CEO Neil Williams taking a new role as Chief Operating Officer. Williams also remains as chairman. Purvis has served as a VP at Oracle, and has also served on the board of Corda, Echopass, Opcentric, and Encover. Corda provides software components for charting, mapping, and data visualization.

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Univa Names New CEO

Univa Names New CEO
By Derrick Harris, Editor

In a move that Steve Tuecke, Univa's former CEO, described as the execution of "what has been out plan for a long time," the company announced Michael Ellis as the new CEO last week.

As for Tuecke, who was the chief architect of the Globus Toolkit, he has been named CTO, and will focus his energies on that position, which he said is a better fit anyway. "In creating the company, I knew my job was to get it launched," Tuecke said, "but it had become clear long, long ago that to really take this where we wanted to go, we needed an experienced business executive."

Enter Ellis, who has more than 25 years of management experience in the software market. He has spent time at companies like Oracle Corp. and i2 Technologies, where he was a senior vice president, and was most recently managing director of Ellis Management Group, where consulted with numerous businesses to develop new revenue and market opportunities.

Ellis sees Univa as a company with an opportunity to be a "predominant leader" in terms of providing Grid solutions to the business world, and plans on helping companies recognize the business value of Grid computing across their global operations.

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Narrowstep(TM) Inc Appoints New CEO; Cable Pioneer Joins Board

LONDON and NEW YORK, March 28

Narrowstep(TM) Inc, the TV on the Internet Company, announced today
that Stephen Beaumont, 49, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer,
effective immediately. He replaces Iolo Jones, the Company's visionary
founder, who will continue as Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Board
of Directors. The Company also announced that cable pioneer Roger L. Werner,
Jr., 56, has joined its Board, increasing the number of members to eight.

Stephen Beaumont Named CEO
Mr. Beaumont, who has over 20 years of experience running international
businesses, joined the company in October 2005 and was recently appointed to
Narrowstep's Board. Prior to joining Narrowstep, he held several executive
management positions including Area Director, Finance and Administration, for
Europe, Africa, and Middle East with Parker Pen; Managing Director, Eastern
Europe, Africa, Middle East and India for Gillette; and Senior Vice President
Europe, for Sanford, the writing instrument division of Newell Rubbermaid.
Most recently, in 2002, Mr. Beaumont took over ESL plc's bathroom division and
as Managing Director, turned the business around in preparation for its
eventual sale last year.
Commenting on today's announcement, Mr. Jones said, "I am proud to have
led Narrowstep through the early phases of its life, including developing and
commercializing our Internet-based video content delivery products,
successfully taking the Company public, raising the funds necessary to fuel
our expansion and assembling a first-class management team. It is now time
for me to turn control of the day-to-day management of the Company over to the
professional managers we have put into place. I have every confidence that
Steve will be able to lead our company in the next phase of its development
while allowing me to concentrate my energies on the new tools and technologies
that make Narrowstep the leading provider of Internet video applications."

Roger L. Werner, Jr. Joins Board
Mr. Werner, a cable programming pioneer and seasoned network executive,
founded the Speedvision (now Fox's "Speed Channel") and Outdoor Life networks
and served as their President and CEO from 1995-2001. Launched in December
1995, Speedvision and Outdoor Life achieved profitability in 2001 on combined
revenue of over $100 million, and in July 2001 were sold to Fox and Comcast
for a combined $1.4 billion.
Mr. Werner has served as a special advisor to Narrowstep since December
2005 and has assisted primarily in the development of its marketing strategy
and the presentation of the Company's business proposition to leading media
organizations in North America. Mr. Werner will continue to provide advisory
services to Narrowstep following his appointment to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Werner said, "Working with the Company over the past several months I
have become more familiar with its technologies and the potential the
Company's products hold for media organizations around the world. I am please
to be joining the Board of Directors and look forward to working more closely
with management and the other Board members to help the Company penetrate this
potential marketplace."
Commenting on today's announcements, Mr. Beaumont stated, "Iolo Jones has
been instrumental in putting Narrowstep on a solid foundation and I am
grateful that he has agreed to continue his work for the Company. I am
excited about the opportunity to lead the Company in its next growth phase and
expect to capitalize on the hard work of my predecessor and the early success
we have had to date. I am excited to be doing so with Roger onboard. He is a
proven television entrepreneur and we believe that his insights as an
experienced operator and broadcast executive will be invaluable as we seek to
grow our business."

About Narrowstep(TM) Inc
Narrowstep(TM) Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: NRWS) is a leading provider of
Internet-based video content delivery (TV on IP). Narrowstep's product and
service offerings enable customers to distribute channels of video-based
content and provide related services over the Internet. The Narrowstep
system, telvOS(TM), enables comprehensive delivery of video content and
television-like programming to mobile, wireless, Internet, broadband and
broadcast services to clients throughout the world. The Narrowstep system
enables owners and users of video content to reach audiences by
"narrowcasting" -- targeting delivery of specific content to interested
groups. To learn more, visit http://www.narrowstep.com.

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Narrowstep(TM) Inc Appoints New CEO; Cable Pioneer Joins Board

Gateway names new CEO

Gateway names new CEO
Michael Mullins to replace Randy Kelley

By JIMMY SETTLE
The Leaf-Chronicle

Gateway Health System announced today the appointment of Michael L. Mullins as its new president and chief executive officer effective May 1.

Mullins becomes the permanent replacement for Randy Kelley, who stepped down in early February when the Gateway-Triad Hospitals, Inc., joint venture to build a new replacement hospital in Clarksville became official.

Mullins comes to Clarksville from Triad affiliate Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Ind., where he served as CEO for five years.

For more on the story, see tomorrow's edition of The Leaf-Chronicle.

Originally published March 28, 2006


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Eureka Executive Search appoints Maria-Grazia Franchini as Development Director - Middle East | Appointments

Eureka Executive Search appoints Maria-Grazia Franchini as Development Director

Based in Dubai, Maria-Grazia Franchini has been appointed Development Director for the Middle East for Eureka Executive Search.

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PCT appoints new directors

PCT appoints new directors

Ted Gates and Joy Tweed have been re-appointed as non-executive directors to the Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust.

The appointments, made by the NHS Appointments Commission, will take effect from April 1and last one year.

Mr Gates has been disabled for 18 years during which time he has actively been involved in various voluntary organisations.

Joy Tweed originally trained as a nurse but the majority of her working life has been spent in the voluntary sector.

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InterContinental Abu Dhabi appoints new General Manager | InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce the appointment of Heiner Werdeling as the new General Manager, joining after two years at the InterContinental The Grand, Mumbai, India.

Mr. Werdeling a German national, brings with him over 25 years international hotel experience and this latest assignment marks his fourth year with the InterContinental Hotels Group, during which time he has managed hotels in both Indonesia and Malaysia.

For the decade prior to that Mr. Werdeling was heavily involved in product development, hotel openings and repositioning in the Asia Pacific Region for the ITT Sheraton Group. Assignments in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam expanded his operational knowledge and earned him a reputation for his hands on approach to managing hotel operations; his ability to understand and deliver owner's expectations and to develop pride and teamwork within local cultures.

He was appointed Resort Manager, for the luxurious Australian Resort, Hayman Island, winner of the prestigious Conde Naste, Best Resort Asia Pacific and voted third best resort in the world in 1999.

Prior to his career with ITT Sheraton, Mr Werdeling worked in the United Kingdom for five years with luxury and boutique products, including two years with the famed Savoy Hotel of London.

Mr Werdeling commenced his hotel career in Germany after completing a Bachelors of Hotel Management from Bonn. He completed his apprenticeship at the Munich Hilton before embarking on his first overseas posting at the Hyatt Regency in Dubai in 1982.

Mr Werdeling is married to Jackie an Australian, and now considers Australia his 'home'. He is an avid reader and takes a keen interest in historical and political events, as well as local cultural interests. He has maintained his interest in the culinary arts, enjoying both cooking and fine dining, and relaxes in his spare time by playing golf.

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Nosal Partners named Robert G. Fong senior partner

Nosal Partners, a San Francisco executive leadership solutions firm, named Robert G. Fong senior partner.

Fong was senior client partner at Korn/Ferry International and served as managing director at Leadership Venture Partners. He also held positions at Deloitte & Touche, Andersen Consulting and Hughes Aircraft.

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Nosal Partners LLC Taps Financial Services Executive Mark Rybarczyk

Nosal Partners LLC Taps Financial Services Executive Mark Rybarczyk

March 15, 2006
Human Resources Veteran to Lead Global Human Resources Practice and Houston Office

San Francisco, CA - Nosal Partners LLC, the executive leadership solutions™ firm, announced today that Mark Rybarczyk has joined the firm as a senior partner. Mr. Rybarczyk will conduct senior-level executive search assignments in the financial services sector and drive the firm’s Global Human Resources Practice. Co-located in Nosal Partners’ San Francisco headquarters, he will also serve as Managing Partner for the firm’s Houston office.

Prior to joining Nosal Partners, Mr. Rybarczyk was one of the founders and a corporate officer of BISYS Group, Inc. As an executive vice president at BISYS, he held numerous leadership roles and managed all human resource issues related to more than 60 acquisition, divestiture and business off-shoring initiatives. In addition, Mr. Rybarczyk was responsible for all global human resource functions including employee relations, employee education and development, executive succession planning, organizational structure and development, compensation, as well as employee benefit plan design and administration. His earlier career includes human resource roles with Automatic Data Processing and Dutch Royal Shell.

“Mark is a recognized leader in both human resources as well as financial services. Mark’s skills and expertise will be tremendous assets in building our Global Human Resources Practice,” said David Nosal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nosal Partners. “Mark will also plant the flag for our firm in Houston, and partner with our financial services consultants to help expand our capabilities in that industry. I am delighted to welcome Mark on board.”

Mr. Rybarczyk holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and a Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

About Nosal Partners
Nosal Partners LLC is the first and only executive leadership solutions firm. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices around the globe, the company delivers flexible, customized executive search, executive development, and interim executive leadership solutions to a worldwide clientele. For more information, please visit www.nosalpartners.com.

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John H. Kowalczyk Joins Executive Search Firm ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES

ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES
3/25/2006

March 25, 2006, Philadelphia. ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES, a retained executive search firm with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles announced today that John H. Kowalczyk has joined the firm as Senior Vice President located in their Philadelphia Office. Kowalczyk will build a generalist practice with a focus on the government, aerospace and biotech/pharmaceutical industries.

Kowalczyk, a 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy has an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College and has completed graduate work in the MBA program at the college of William and Mary. Kowalczyk has served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force where his responsibilities included operations intelligence and intelligence systems planning. He most recently held leadership positions within the Aerospace Industry and the Professional Services Industry.

"I am delighted to have John on our leadership team" stated Allan Boyack, President of ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES. "John’s successful experience in professioal services, aerospace and defense has given him the core competencies that will make him an outstanding contributor to ALLAN/GRAY."

"Joining ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES is a logical next step in my career" stated Kowalczyk, "I look forward to playing a major role in the growth of the Firm".

About ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES

Founded in 1988, ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES is a generalist retained executive search firm with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. For more than 15 years they have delivered a search process executed with an unwavering commitment to quality, integrity and open communications. ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES’ commitment to its clients is to provide highly customized executive search services that make a positive impact on their clients’ long term growth.

Further information can be found on their Web site at www.allangrayassociates.com

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John H. Kowalczyk Joins Executive Search Firm ALLAN/GRAY ASSOCIATES

HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES: Profit down 23% at executive search firm

Bloomberg News
Published March 2, 2006

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. said fourth-quarter profit fell 23 percent because tax expenses were higher than expected.

The Chicago-based executive search firm reported net income of $6.9 million, or 36 cents a diluted share, down from $9.0 million, or 44 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue slipped to $105.5 million from $106.5 million. The company said adjustments for U.S. income taxes were $1.1 million more than anticipated.

Goldman Sachs analyst Chris Hussey said the earnings miss "is OK because we had already been expecting a sharp rise in the tax rate."

Shares of Heidrick & Struggles lost $4.20, or 11.3 percent, to $32.80, on the Nasdaq stock market.

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Microsoft names new head of Windows business

Microsoft Corp. replaced the top manager of its core Windows business on Thursday, promoting an executive from its Office business software unit two days after announcing a delay in its next-generation Vista operating system.

Steven Sinofsky will assume leadership of an operating system division beset by delays and missed deadlines, taking responsibility for future Windows products after current head Jim Allchin retires next year.

The change is effective immediately, but Allchin will continue to oversee development of Windows Vista. Allchin announced last year that he planned to retire once Microsoft finished the upgrade to its ubiquitous operating system.

Earlier this week, the world's largest software maker said it would delay the consumer launch of the new Windows until early next year, after the holiday shopping season peak. Windows accounts for the largest portion of Microsoft's sales and profit.

Sinofsky developed a reputation as a no-nonsense taskmaster during his time at the Office business by consistently meeting deadlines and rolling out new products on a regular schedule, company-watchers say.

"The Office group is known for running a pretty tight ship, so if he can bring more discipline, that could be very beneficial to future versions of Windows," said Joe Wilcox, analyst at Jupiter Research.

Microsoft had originally been expected to release Windows Longhorn, now Vista, in 2005. The company scaled back its ambitions and pushed it out to the second-half of 2006 before the latest delay.

Sinofsky will be in charge of engineering future Windows operating systems and its upcoming Windows Live. Microsoft plans to unite its Web-based software and services, such as e-mail, instant messaging and computer virus detection at its Windows Live site to complement the core operating system.

The shake-up follows a large reorganization within Microsoft last year when it consolidated seven business groups into three, picking Kevin Johnson and Allchin to lead its platforms and services division, which includes the Windows business and the company's MSN Internet unit.

After Allchin retires, Johnson will assume responsibility for the segment. The Redmond, Washington-based company said it now plans to split that division into eight operating groups.

As part of those eight businesses, Microsoft created a new Windows Live Platform Group, Online Business Group, and Market Expansion Group in addition to the Windows and Window Live Group headed by Sinofsky.

The Windows Live Platform Group will build Microsoft's online services and be headed by Blake Irving.

The Online Business Group will oversee advertising sales and business development and marketing for Windows Live with David Cole at the helm. Cole plans to take a one-year leave starting in April and the company plans to name a successor.

The Market Expansion Group will focus on emerging markets and creating new forms of PCs, such as the recently launched Ultra Mobile PC. Will Poole will head this group.

Shares of Microsoft fell 33 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $26.82 in afternoon Nasdaq trade, extending losses since the company announced the delay for Vista.

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Cash Systems names new CFO

Cash Systems names new CFO
MAR. 23
Cash Systems Inc., a provider of cash-access devices for the gaming industry, Thursday named Andrew Cashin chief financial officer, treasurer and executive vice president.

Cashin previously worked for Alliance Gaming Corp., where he served as a senior vice president of the company's Bally Gaming unit.
Cashin replaces David Clifford, whose resignation was announced in February

Cash Systems names new CFO

ROK president names new head of central bank

SEOUL, March 23 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Thursday appointed Lee Seong-tae, deputy governor of the Bank of Korea (BOK), as new governor of the central bank, the Presidential Office announced.

The 61-year-old Lee will succeed incumbent BOK Governor Park Seung, whose four-year tenure is to expire at the end of this month, it said.

Lee has held major posts with the BOK since he joined the bank in 1968 after graduating from Seoul National University's College of Commerce the same year.

He worked in the bank's departments of monetary policy, research, and budget and management before being promoted to the post of deputy governor in 2003.
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Legg Mason names new president

Legg Mason names new president
MAR. 23

Financial services firm Legg Mason Inc. said on Thursday its board named James Hirschmann president.

Hirschmann will replace Raymond Mason, who will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer. The appointment becomes effective May 1.

Hirschmann is currently chief executive officer of Western Asset Management, a Legg Mason subsidiary.
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Heidrick & Struggles Hires New Search Consultants in Houston

Heidrick & Struggles Hires New Search Consultants in Houston

CHICAGO, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), the world's premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, today announced the addition of Heather Kopecky and Mark Livingston to the firm's Houston office.

Dr. Heather Kopecky rejoins Heidrick & Struggles as a Partner in the Life Sciences Practice after having previously served as a Principal in the same office for four years. She has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare services sector, including appointments at Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and Charter Medical Corporation. Most recently, Dr. Kopecky was Chief Patient Care Officer for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Texas, a Ph.D. from the Texas Woman's University, and an MBA from Rice University.

Mark Livingston joins the Financial Officers and Industrial Practices as a Principal. Previously, he was Regional Finance Manager, Americas Manufacturing at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, responsible for the financial functions of nine U.S. and Latin American refineries. He previously worked for Behr GmbH, Robert Bosch Corporation and PPG Industries, where he served in leadership positions in purchasing, business unit finance, global controlling and internal audit in the U.S., Brazil and Germany. He earned his International MBA in finance from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and holds bachelor's degrees in history and international relations from the University of Maine.

"We are pleased to welcome Heather and Mark to the team in Houston. Heather's experience in healthcare services gives us added depth in meeting the needs of our healthcare clients across the U.S., while Mark brings a strong understanding of the industrial landscape gained from his long history on the 'inside,'" said David Morris, Partner in Charge of Heidrick & Struggles Houston.

"I am delighted with the addition of Mark and Heather to our Houston office. This is an important part of our plan for continued growth in the Texas market," added Robert Hines, Managing Partner for Heidrick & Struggles in Texas.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is the world's premier provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including talent management, board building, executive on-boarding and M&A effectiveness. For more than 50 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit http://www.heidrick.com .

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Christian & Timbers First Executive Search Firm To Audit and Publish Placement Rate; Firm Announces 2005 Audited Placement Rate of 79%; Highlights the

March 02, 2006]

Christian & Timbers First Executive Search Firm To Audit and Publish Placement Rate; Firm Announces 2005 Audited Placement Rate of 79%; Highlights the Need for Industry To Improve Performance and Transparency

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- March 2, 2006 -- Christian & Timbers, the executive search firm committed to performance, quality and results, today became the first firm to release an audited executive search placement rate. The firm announced a 79 percent placement rate for 2005. The CPA firm of Hausser + Taylor LLC audited the results. Christian & Timbers services multinational companies from the Fortune 500, NASDAQ, FTSE 100, CAC 40, and DAX.

The search industry has few published standards for success. Executive recruitment firms historically have not reported actual placement results, opting to discuss "completions" which present a higher success rate than placements. "Completions" include unsuccessful searches which were closed and moved off the books due to a variety of reasons, including client cancellation. As defined in Hausser + Taylor's report, a placement is "when the client has chosen a candidate who is placed in the role, whether from an outside hire or an internal promotion."

David Lord, founder of the Executive Search Information Exchange (www.davidlord.com), a research and discussion group for heads of executive recruiting from leading corporations, said, "It's been difficult until now to have an intelligent conversation about success rates in executive recruiting, because there's been no agreement on a definition of success. Christian & Timbers has taken a bold step toward having this conversation by defining success and measuring its work accordingly. More focus on measuring success will lead to better overall results."

Brian Sullivan, chairman and CEO noted, "Increased transparency is needed in our industry to empower clients to make informed decisions when choosing a search firm. Christian & Timbers is putting its commitment to performance, quality and results on the line beginning with these audited results. Clients initiate searches for one reason, to get the best possible executive to fill their needs. Hopefully, highlighting placement results will move the entire industry forward, which will increase the overall use of executive search as a strategic consulting service."

To continually improve performance and results takes the right appropriation of resources. Christian & Timbers allocates its resources toward producing search results. More than 50 percent of the fee from each search is allocated to the search execution team. According to Lord, "other leading firms typically pay their consultant 60% to win the search and 40% to execute. Therefore, it is more profitable to originate business than to make a placement."

Sullivan continued, "We believe that our allocation of resources demonstrates that our firm's priority is making placements. This is in direct alignment with the priorities of our clients. That's the reason they hire us in the first place, to deliver the ultimate result, placement of a world-class executive in the chair."

About Hausser + Taylor LLC:

For more than 75 years, clients have counted on the CPA firm of Hausser + Taylor to provide audits and other accounting services. The firm is focused on helping clients improve operational efficiencies and increasing the bottom line.

About Christian & Timbers:

Since 1980, Christian & Timbers has been a performance-driven executive search firm serving Fortune 500, NASDAQ, FTSE 100, CAC 40 and DAX. The firm's proven strategic search methodology strives to exceed client expectations and is supported by industry-best service, intelligence, and proprietary technology tools. With expertise in technology, financial services, life sciences, media/entertainment, professional services, consumer/retail, industrial/manufacturing, and demonstrated success in Board Services, serving Private Equity and Venture Capital clients, Christian & Timbers delivers exceptional results by providing clients top candidates for their leadership roles.

The firm's value-added services include: ClientNet(TM), a password protected extranet that renders the search process transparent. To ensure efficiency, Christian & Timbers utilizes the 40-day Audit(TM), ensuring the search begins swiftly, with ample feedback, in its earliest stage. A post-search Client Quality Satisfaction Survey(TM) provides a feedback mechanism and opportunity for continuous improvement. Our CandidateCentral(R) tool shortens the recruitment cycle by engaging with candidates more efficiently.

Christian & Timbers has world headquarters in New York, NY and offices in Boston, Cleveland, Columbia, Menlo Park, Washington, D.C., London, and Paris. For additional information on Christian & Timbers, visit www.ctnet.com.

Christian & Timbers First Executive Search Firm To Audit and Publish Placement Rate; Firm Announces 2005 Audited Placement Rate of 79%; Highlights the Need for Industry To Improve Performance and Transparency

Boyden Global Executive Search Announces Expansion of Zurich Office

Boyden Global Executive Search Announces Expansion of Zurich Office

ZURICH, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2006--Boyden (www.boyden.com). Boyden global executive search announced today the expansion to its network capabilities in Zurich, Switzerland with the addition of two new partners.

Dr. Max Schnopp, formerly Chairman and Senior Partner of a major international search group's Zurich office, joins Boyden as Managing Partner and Dr. Claudio G. Lupi, joins as Associate Partner, effective immediately.

'The addition of Max and Claudio to the Boyden network enhances our capabilities to meet the expanding needs of our clients in identifying and retaining top leaders in this important market,' said Chris Clarke, President, Boyden World Corporation.

Boyden global executive search and its affiliated offices are celebrating 60 years as a leader in the retained executive search industry in 2006. Boyden helps it's clients identify, evaluate and attract the best executive leaders so that they can compete effectively both domestically and globally.

Mr. Schnopp studied economics at the University of St.Gallen and psychology at the University of Zurich. He holds a degree in business administration management and a Ph.D.

Mr. Lupi joins Boyden after serving as Senior Consultant at VfU-Unternehmensberatung AG, an international executive search company based in Zurich. He also founded his own executive search company together with four partners and was Principal Consultant in another executive search firm. Mr. Lupi's search practice includes Information Technology, Telecommunications, Consulting, and Financial Services.

Mr. Lupi holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Prior to his career in executive search, he worked in international Research Projects and Technology Assessment. He has published scientific papers in genetic engineering, microbiology, environmental performance evaluation, ecology, and others.

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65 offices in 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. Licensed by Boyden World Corporation. For more information, please visit www.boyden.com

Boyden Global Executive Search Announces Expansion of Zurich Office

A.T. Kearney Executive Search Announces New Management Team; Company Announces New Offices in Moscow and Vienna

"A.T. Kearney Executive Search Announces New Management Team; Company Announces New Offices in Moscow and Vienna
2006-03-07
Business Wire

A.T. Kearney Executive Search announced today it has formed an executive committee to manage the newly independent company. The firm also announced it has established new offices in Moscow, Russia and Vienna, Austria. A.T. Kearney Executive Search was acquired in January by an investment group led by international search executive Ed Kelley.

Members of the executive committee and their areas of responsibility include: <PRE> Walt Ames: North Asia Beth Knight: Western Europe Steve Fisher: North America Paul Ray, Jr.: Latin America, Richard Hutchinson: CFO specialty practices, key accounts Ed Kelley: CEO Georg Unger: Eastern Europe Ray Kelly: South Asia </PRE>



The company has also formed a management advisory council comprising 15 executives from across all areas of the company who will advise the executive committee and board of directors.

Since the transaction, the company has acquired the entire operation of Management Solutions, a leading executive search firm in Moscow. The firm's new Vienna office has already successfully established itself in the market by securing several high-profile search assignments. The two key"

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World Bank Selects Boyden for Executive Search

World Bank Selects Boyden for Executive Search

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2006--
Boyden has been selected by The World Bank Group (World Bank) to provide global executive search consulting services. The terms of the contract call for an initial two year period and extend to all members of the World Bank Group (World Bank, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, International Finance Corporation, and International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes).

The Word Bank has engaged Boyden to undertake highly specialized and often sensitive searches. As an initial engagement the World Bank, together with UNDP and UNEP, has asked Boyden to assist with the identification of a new Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF). The World Bank relationship is being led by Tim McNamara, a firm Managing Director, who heads Boyden's Government and Public Sector practice and the co-founder of the Infrastructure Development Practice. He is also a member of the Financial Services and Board of Director practice groups.

Founded in 1946, Boyden pioneered the use of executive search and is celebrating its 60th year of business. Today, Boyden is one of the oldest and largest privately owned search firms in the world with 69 offices in over 40 "

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Hispanic Business - Heidrick & Struggles Names New Leadership, Expands Consultant Base in Mexico City

Heidrick & Struggles Names New Leadership, Expands Consultant Base in Mexico City

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. , the world's premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Juan Ignacio Perez to managing partner of the firm's Mexico City office and the addition of two new search consultants there. Miguel Angel Onofrietti has joined the firm's Industrial Practice as a partner, and Carla Ormsbee has joined the Financial Services Practice as a partner.

Ignacio Perez joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2000 as a partner after serving as president of Thomas & Betts in Mexico, a leading supplier to the electrical and technology markets. He previously worked for Motorola as director, Latin America for the Information Services Group. His search practice focuses primarily on the hardware, software, semiconductors, IT services, professional services and telecommunications sectors. He also is a member of the Consumer and Life Sciences Practices.

"Heidrick & Struggles recognizes the strong potential of the Mexican market and the need to serve different sectors with a consultative approach," said Perez. "The addition of Carla and Miguel strengthens our strategic resources and enables us to provide more personal and specialized attention to our clients in the region."

Miguel Onofrietti most recently served as associate president at BP-Mexico. During his 25 years in the oil, gas chemical and mining industries in Mexico and Latin America, Onofrietti has held several executive positions with leading companies including DuPont, Conoco and Amoco, before that company's merger with BP. Onofrietti received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and his MBA from La Salle University in Mexico City.

Carla Ormsbee brings 20 years of experience in investment banking to her new role. She previously was a managing director and head of the Global Banking Division at Deutsche Bank in Mexico. Before that, Ormsbee spent 14 years with Merrill Lynch & Co. where she served as a managing director in the firm's Mexico City office prior to returning to the Leveraged Finance Group in New York in 1999. Ormsbee holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is the world's premier provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including talent management, board building, executive on-boarding and M&A effectiveness. For more than 50 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, our leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit http://www.heidrick.com/ .

First Call Analyst: FCMN Contact: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Web site: http://www.heidrick.com/

Source: PR Newswire

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